Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Huskies Men's Swimming Looks To Make Big Splash At PSAC Championships

Men's Swimming
PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
PSYCH SHEET

YORK, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University men's swimming team will be heading to the Graham Aquatic Center to compete in the 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships which is set to begin on Wednesday, February 21 and continue through Saturday, February 24. Preliminaries are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. each day while finals are set for 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday (2/21)Thursday (2/22)Friday (2/23)Saturday (2/24)
Prelims: 
200 IM
50 Free
1000 Free
Prelims: 
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
Prelims: 
500 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
Prelims: 
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
1650 Free
Finals: 
1000 Free
200 IM
50 Free
200 Medley Relay
Finals: 
200 Free Relay
400 IM
100 Fly
200 Free
400 Medley Relay
Finals: 
500 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
800 Free Relay
Finals: 
1650 Free
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
400 Free Relay

Last season, the Huskies finished as the runner-up for the second consecutive season, finishing with a total of 836 points. West Chester went on to claim its 19th consecutive team title after posting a total of 1007 points in the overall team standings.

Sam Feiser (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) earned five conference titles in the four-day event last season after winning the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly while being a part of the 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, and 400-yard medley relay that claimed victories. Feiser set PSAC records in the 50-yard freestyle (19.98) and 100-yard butterfly (48.52) while his 400-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay teams also captured PSAC records. He also set a meet record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.42 in the prelims. He finished second in the finals with a time of 44.51.

Also back after a tremendous conference meet last season is Josh Grzech (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) who won four times a year ago. Grzech set a meet record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.20. He also was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay, the 200-yard medley relay, and the 200-yard freestyle relay teams that earned conference titles last season.

Bloomsburg went 5-2 in duals during the 2017-18 regular season but ended the year on a five-meet winning streak. The Huskies also had another strong showing at the Zippy Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron, as they finished fifth in the event.

The Huskies have plenty of firepower in the hunt for individual conference championships led by seniors Feiser and Grzech and sophomores Jordan Wyant (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) and Doug Boehme (Blue Bell, Pa./Buxmont Christian Academy). Feiser is seeded third in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. Wyant has the top time in the 100-yard freestyle and is seeded second in the 200-yard freestyle and sixth in the 200-yard individual medley. Boehme, meanwhile, is first in the 500-yard freestyle and second in both the 1000-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle.

Senior Paul Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) is also seeded in the top ten in three events and will be looking to close out his career with a big meet. Rocchi enters ranked ninth in the 200-yard individual medley, eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke, and fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Colin Bauer (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) is also in the top ten in three events as he comes in ranked tenth in the 50-yard freestyle, ninth in the 100-yard butterfly, and seventh in the 200-yard butterfly. Freshman Noah Cancro (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) enters eighth in the 50-yard freestyle, tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke, and ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Several others should have important roles in determining where the Huskies finish in the overall team standings. Included among those individuals are Seth Chamberlain (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg)Sean Finias (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East)Lucas Haywood (Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill)Collin Hummel (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg)Alex McCullough (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts)Nathan Mihalko (Windber, Pa./Richland)Tyler Reed (Hereford, Pa./Upper Perkiomen)Jordan Rivera (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall)Matthew Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan), and Matthew Schulz (Norristown, Pa./Methacton).

TOP TEN SEEDS ENTERING MEET (IN ORDER OF SCHEDULE)
1000-yard freestyle

Doug Boehme (Blue Bell, Pa./Buxmont Christian Academy) - 2nd
200-yard individual medley
Jordan Wyant (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) - 6th
Paul Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) - 9th
Matthew Schulz (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) - 10th
50-yard freestyle
Sam Feiser (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 3rd
Noah Cancro (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) - 8th
Collin Hummel (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg) - 9th
Colin Bauer (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 10th
200-yard medley relay
5th
200-yard freestyle relay
2nd
100-yard butterfly
Sam Feiser (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 3rd
Colin Bauer (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 9th
200-yard freestyle
Jordan Wyant (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) - 2nd
Alex McCullough (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 9th
400-yard medley relay
4th
500-yard freestyle
Doug Boehme (Blue Bell, Pa./Buxmont Christian Academy) - 1st
100-yard backstroke
Nathan Mihalko (Windber, Pa./Richland) - 9th
100-yard breaststroke
Paul Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) - 8th
Noah Cancro (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) - 10th
200-yard butterfly
Sean Finias (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) - 2nd
Colin Bauer (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) - 7th
Matthew Schulz (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) - 9th
800-yard freestyle relay
4th
1650-yard freestyle
Doug Boehme (Blue Bell, Pa./Buxmont Christian Academy) - 2nd
100-yard freestyle
Jordan Wyant (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) - 1st
Collin Hummel (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg) - 10th
200-yard breaststroke
Paul Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) - 5th
Noah Cancro (Limerick, Pa./Spring-Ford) - 9th
Matthew Rocchi (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) - 10th
400-yard freestyle relay
3rd

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